Thursday, December 31, 2009

Just Me Thinks--Sports Injuries

Has anybody else wondered how we developed the very odd but well-established "good sportsmanship" rule of applauding when an injured player leaves a game? I do understand the basic idea of it, that we are applauding the player "giving it their all" and risking their health to play, that it is a form of well-wishing and respect. I know what it is supposed to mean.


applause /əpl'ɔːz/ a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together

So it just strikes me as a bit bizarre that we are applauding an injury. We are approving it? We are happy it happened? We support it? "You are hurt....YAYYYYYY!"

We are weird people. mk


Anonymous said...

Very much a prompt reply :)

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The Beast Mom said...

Well I hope it doesn't mean, "Do it again! Do it again!" ;)


markira said...

BM, hahaha, about the time I start seeing people holding up score cards after injuries...

Anonymous, thanks? I think? mk

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